Blogging Tips

Are you interested in blogging? I know it can be confusing, so I am working on creating a guide filled with tips and ricks. Look here for info in the near future.

What do I use? 

I have used many different websites over the years. I actually started out with a Geocities website (remember those?!) where I talked about anime and fanfiction. I then moved to Blogger which contained an earlier version of this blog but have since migrated to a WordPress.com account.

There is a lot of back and forth about which account is right for you. You can find free accounts (or almost free) from WordPress.org, but there is a lot of pros and cons to using that type of setup. For example, you have to do your own updates and backups. While I am tech-savvy, I just don’t want the hassle, so I actually pay for a Bussiness account through WordPress.com. They do everything for me and can also step in when things happen like a rouge plugin taking down the site. Yes, that can happen and has!

If you are interested in setting up a WordPress.com account, check out this affiliate link for more info.  You will be redirected to WordPress and if you decide to sign up, I receive a small portion of the sale at no additional cost to you. If you do set up a blog, let me know so I can follow you. Let’s grow our personal learning networks!

WordPress.com

Jetpack

WooCommerce

Social Media

Most of my site traffic comes from Pinterest. I also have a Facebook page set up. It is really easy to setup automatic posts to both Pinterest and Instagram via the Tailwind app. I also belong to several tribes on Tailwind made up of bloggers with similar interests to mine. We share posting pins which can help increase traffic. I highly recommend you check Tailwind out!

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